March 19'th - Change.org "During the COVID-19 outbreak, The Cheesecake Factory is not paying their employees and forcing them to file for unemployment." "Management all over the country told staff (servers bartenders bussers host, anyone affected by layoff) we would be paid based on a calculation that was still being determined by corporate." "Plus on top of not paying we have insurance premiums." [Insurance supplied through the company.] March 25'th - EATER "The Cheesecake Factory, one of the most popular sit-down restaurant chains in the country, says it will not be able to make upcoming rent payments for ANY of its storefronts on April 1 because of significant loss of income due to the coronavirus crisis...Company chairman and CEO David Overton writes, “Due to these extraordinary events, I am asking for your patience, and frankly, your help.”" Translation: "We're holding on to our money and our landlords will just have to wait until we get a bailout from the Feds. Our employees will just have to fend for themselves."